I’ve picked up a couple new toys that we will be exploring tonight: a C2D Digital Microscope and a Sprint Airave CDMA Femtocell (Samsung SCS-26UC).

The C2D Digital Microscope is essentially a USB camera attached to a toy microscope, but it claims up to 220x magnification.  No linux drivers are provided, but it might work with some modifications to the gspca driver.  We do have Windows XP drivers – so for tonight, we may just load it up in a VM and take a look at it.  The goal is to have it working in linux, primarily for use in capturing images of parts of circuits.

The Sprint Airave is a CDMA femtocell, much like the AT&T 3G Microcell…  but for CDMA instead of GSM.  It uses a MontaVista Linux 2.6 kernel, with u-boot 1.1.1, and (some) sources can be downloaded from Samsung’s website.  The console cable for it connects through an HDMI plug, so we”l probably at least be making on of those tonight.  The goal is to back up the existing firmware, and try to gain shell access.

Of course, you are always welcome to bring your own new/weird/interesting, and we can play with it too!